Vegan Cauliflower Parmesan
 
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If you're looking for an incredibly satisfying meal, you've found it! This dish is one of my favourites because not only is it satisfying, but it is delicious and, of course, vegan. The breaded cauliflower is just mouth-watering. So good!
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Recipe type: Entree
Serves: 3-4
Ingredients
  • 1 flax egg (1 tbsp ground flax seeds + 3 tbsp water)
  • Pasta of choice
  • ⅓ cup flour (I used whole wheat)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 tsp ground flax seeds
  • 1 cup bread crumbs (I used Panko)
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 small head cauliflower, cut into chunks
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • Marinara pasta sauce of choice (homemade or store-bought)
  • Non-dairy cheese (optional, but strongly encouraged - I used a mix of Daiya chedder and mozzarella shreds)
  • 1 tbsp vegan parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Combine flax egg ingredients (1 tbsp ground flax seeds + 3 tbsp water) together and allow to stand until thickened, 5-10 minutes.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions and set aside, keeping warm.
  3. Once your flax egg is ready, add it, as well as flour, water and another tsp ground flax seeds to a shallow bowl. Whisk together. Set aside.
  4. In another shallow bowl, add bread crumbs, oregano, basil, garlic powder, onion powder and salt. Mix together.
  5. Dip each cauliflower piece into the flax mixture, then the bread crumbs, and place on a large plate. Continue until all cauliflower pieces have been coated.
  6. Pre-heat oven to 450F and also warm up a large skillet (the biggest one you've got!) over medium heat.
  7. Lightly oil your skillet, and cook the cauliflower in the skillet until both sides are lightly browned (5-10 minutes each side).
  8. Spread a thin later of marinara sauce in the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish, then add in the cooked, breaded cauliflower. Top with a bit of non-dairy cheese, if desired, and bake for 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Serve over cooked pasta and sprinkle on some vegan parmesan cheese.
Notes
Recipe adapted from Fork & Beans.
*Use gluten-free pasta, flour and bread crumbs to make this a gluten-free dish.
Recipe by Vegan Recipes from Cassie Howard at http://www.veganinsanity.com/recipes/vegan-cauliflower-parmesan/